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26989 I would hazard that the skew in percentatges has a great deal to do with how hard many authors are willing to work to promote their books. I recently read something that said that 10 years ago, selling a book was 75% quality and 25% marketing. Today, those figures are reversed.

Taking the time to understand what marketing is and how to do it could make a real difference in the life of a book.
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May 23, 2012 04:24PM

26989 Hi Vincent. Thanks for this group. I am Destiny Allison, author of Shaping Destiny: A quest for meaning in art and life. The book is currently ranked #7 best in category on Kindle based on customer reviews. I chose to self-publish. It makes much more sense for me and I am learning a ton every day.

My book is a non-fiction story about art, life, and passion. It asks some hard questions, is really honest, and hopefully inspiring. If you are trying to figure out how to move your life forward, or just want to know what it is like to be an artist, this is a good book for you. Shaping Destiny

You can see a trailer for my book here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=itsPBy...
26989 K.C. wrote: "Authors, tweet your Kindle book link, title, and genre @ KindleBookBlast to get a RT. Here's the link:
https://twitter.com/#!/KindleBookBlast"


Thanks Kate! Followed and tweeted.
May 22, 2012 04:23PM

26989 Debbie wrote: "Good luck Destiny on your new novel, enjoyed the trailer"

Thanks Debbie. Totally appreciate it.
May 22, 2012 03:31PM

26989 Here's my trailer:

http://youtu.be/itsPByhj-qI
May 22, 2012 08:34AM

26989 Hi everyone. My book is Shaping Destiny.

This is a story about art, life, and passion. It asks some hard questions, is really honest, and hopefully inspiring. If you are trying to figure out how to move your life forward, or just want to know what it is like to be an artist, this is a good book for you.Shaping Destiny
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May 22, 2012 08:31AM

26989 Hi everyone. Here's mine: Shaping Destiny

This is a story about art, life, and passion. It asks some hard questions, is really honest, and hopefully inspiring. If you are trying to figure out how to move your life forward, or just want to know what it is like to be an artist, this is a good book for you.Destiny Allison
May 18, 2012 04:14PM

26989 Debbie wrote: One of the recent webinar's on markeing/author platform and all said no more than 10% self-promotion to not turn people off of us.

Thanks Debbie, appreciate the info.
May 18, 2012 12:21PM

26989 I'm looking for reviews too and would be happy to return the favor. Shaping Destiny

My blog address is http://www.shapingdestinythebook.com

Thanks,
May 18, 2012 08:20AM

26989 Hi, I'm new here. Thanks for all the comments. I am having some success with my facebook page. I don't talk about the book very much (though this week I did). Everything I post on the book page, I share on my regular page and I am selling some books. I don't know a whole lot about it, but I think people are really tired of the constant stream of promotion. On facebook, it seems that they tend to support you when they like who you are. I try to stick to the 80/20 rule, 80% social, 20% promotional. Here's a link to my page: https://www.facebook.com/#!/shapingde...


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